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The anime studio SHAFT announced on Tuesday that it will sell the Bakemonogatari Production Note Characters book at its Comic Market 82 (Comiket) event booth. The Bakemonogatari television anime character designer Akio Watanabe illustrated the book's promotional image. Comic Market 82 will return to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center from August 10 to August 12.
The studio previously released two Puella Magi Madoka Magica archive books and a Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Ex sketch collection at past Comiket events. The two-volume Madoka Magica archive sets included the anime's opening animation images, production materials, and design team Gekidan Inu Curry's art.
SHAFT produced the Bakemonogatari television anime series based on NisiOisin's original supernatural novel series. The anime premiered in Japan in 2009, and Aniplex of America confirmed in May that it will release the 15-episode series on Blu-ray Disc this fall.